Welcome to The Boston Pledge

Announcing: The Eleventh Annual Conference of The Boston Pledge

Saturday, November 17th, 2012 2:30 to 5:30 PM
ASEAN Auditorium, Fletcher School, Tufts University
160 Packard Avenue Medford, MA 02155
Making Vedic Philosophies Work: Innovation Opportunities at The Base of the Pyramid

Conference Schedule
2:30 PM: Registration

2:45 PM: Introduction: Dr. Jerry Brightman

3:00 PM: The Boston Pledge and The New Deal in the 21st century: Partha Ghosh

3: 20 PM: The BOP Innovation Panel: PROBLEM=OPPORTUNITY
   Dr. Amy Smith (Head of Development Lab MIT)
   Dr. Marthinus van Schoor (CEO/Chairman of Mide)
   Dr. Elisia Goodman (Development Lab MIT)
   Dr. Geoff Chapin (CEO Next Step Living)
   Mr. Chitro Neogy (The Anya Project)
   Mr. David Duehren (SoundFest)

4:20 PM: Panel on Sustaining Healthy Communities: A Vedic Approach
   Mr. Jai Dev
   Ms Meenu Singh
   Dr. Pratibha Shah

5: 00 PM: Village Blueprint for Grassroots Innovation: The Boston Pledge Experiment: Partha Ghosh

5:30 PM: Refreshments and Networking

Students $5, $ 25 per person, $ 40 per couple, $55 up to family of four

Contributions for TBP activities around the world will be welcome. Details will be available soon.

At the core of The Boston Pledge, we celebrate the thoughts of one the Greatest Philosophers and Public servants of the 19th Century, and a Luminary in The First Parliament of Religions at Chicago in 1893, Swami Vivekananda: “Our Real Awakening takes place when we dedicate our life to an Exalted Ideal”.

Past Events

  • ESP 2009 was launched in February. View pictures from a recent workshop in Kolkata, India.
  • The Boston Pledge annual conference on Dec 6th, 2008, 2-6 PM - "Innovation during the Global Crisis - You, Me and Us" - at Bentley Univ was a Sold Out event. Thanks to all for your participation. View a slideshow of the event.
  • 2008 Entrepreneurship Springboard Program 50K evaluations are now complete. The final award ceremony was held in Kolkata on Dec 24, 2008.
  • Will you contribute $750 and sponsor one more new firm? The award will be named after you. See the ESP work in action and please empower us to generate mass employment.
  • Past Entrepreneurship Springboard Program Results
    (a) ESP 2006 Winners and Awards
    (b) ESP 2007 Winners and Awards
  • TBP organized a fundraising event to help the victims of Tsunami Disaster on April 24th, 2005, Sunday at Babson College.

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  • TBP annual seminar in Dec 2004 was held at Boston University to celebrate the successful start of the "Kalighat Urban Redevelopment Project"

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  • “TBP is leading the effort to meet the global challenge of Arsenic in Drinking water. TBP Day, Dec 20 2003 was dedicated to the cause of Arsenic. The program, held at the Wong Auditorium, MIT featured a panel of world renowned experts on the subject of arsenic pollution. ”

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TBP 2013 Rural Transformation Seminar

Two Seminars on how the village of Lakkhikantapur in India was transformed.
Sep 14, 4 PM at Tufts Fletcher School
Sep 15, 10-30 AM at MIT

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